Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of GoogleSummerofCode09/Mvfs


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02/02/09 22:15:21 (13 years ago)
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  • GoogleSummerofCode09/Mvfs

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     1= libMVFS transition= 
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     3== Goals == 
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     5Libmvfs is a small virtual filesystem library in userland, which allows applications to connect to lots of different filesystems, from dumb local-fs to network filesystems like 9P. 
     6Current MC uses it's own vfs layer (mcvfs), which cannot be used outside of MC and also has several open issues. 
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     8With libmvfs support, MC can directly use all filesystems provided by libmvfs and so even connect to remote services, eg. 9P-based ones. 
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     10== Roadmap == 
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     12=== 1. Add core libmvfs support === 
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     14Most of the work is already done in 225_mvfs branch: it adds core libmvfs support and a few mvfs-based filesystems (9P, local, ...).  
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     16=== 2. Port missing mcvfs-filesystems to libmvfs === 
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     18ATM libmvfs does not support all of mcvfs' filesystems (eg. extfs/sfs, fish, etc). These fs'es have to be ported to libmvfs. Once this is done, MC will use libmvfs for them, and internal support is dropped.   
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     20=== 3. Pass everything to libmvfs, drop mcvfs === 
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     22As at that point (when #2 is done), libmvfs will support all of mcvfs' filesystems, the whole mcvfs stuff is dropped / replaced by a tiny wrapper to libmvfs. From that point on, all filesystem access will run over libmvfs. MC itself will only pass certain config settings (eg. from extfs.ini) to libmvfs.  
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